Diff and axle hunting

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Since it has become an exercise of what can I still do with a broken foot, and the crown engine and transmission mounts showed up I decided to play with those. I cut the less than paper thin rubber webbing out so the 3M window weld could pass all the way through. I also went to replace the dry rotted front spring isolators and found the aluminum spring seat salt corroded onto the shock. So of course after pressing it of, yes I had to press it off, the shock needed paint. Had my 16 year old daughter help me choose color. We didn't have bilstein yellow on hand and I didn't let her talk me into pink, ended up with candy apple red. Didn't have a pair of bilstein stickers, but I did have a pair of Marzocchi stickers. Those that know I'm sure will appreciate it, those that don't it's ok we're still friends.
 

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Just a few more pictures of what seems to be the never-ending project. Shiny parts
 

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Here's the final picture of all that glorious access. I'm sure not long after I have it back on the road something hiding in here is gonna need attention; oil pan, starter, who knows?
and here is the fresh diff in it's new home. I'm in a walking boot now with the broken foot so I'm able to get back to this project a little bit at a time.
 

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Well after tearing it apart in September it's all back together. Started right up and let it come up to temp. It got dark so no pictures, but I'm pretty sure you folks can imagine. Didn't get to drive it because it's 3 deep in the driveway and I got places to go. I'll take it for a little drive tomorrow, then put it back in the driveway the other way around and get started on the rear.
 

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Well after tearing it apart in September it's all back together. Started right up and let it come up to temp. It got dark so no pictures, but I'm pretty sure you folks can imagine. Didn't get to drive it because it's 3 deep in the driveway and I got places to go. I'll take it for a little drive tomorrow, then put it back in the driveway the other way around and get started on the rear.

I'm going off memory instead of checking the thread earlier (we'll see how wrong I may be lol), I believe you went with a spartan helical in the front, by chance will you be doing the same in the rear if you don't have a limited slip already factory installed?
 

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I'm going off memory instead of checking the thread earlier (we'll see how wrong I may be lol), I believe you went with a spartan helical in the front, by chance will you be doing the same in the rear if you don't have a limited slip already factory installed?
The only helical lsd I'm aware of available for the Chrysler 8.25 is DTT and it's spendy. My current rear axle has the trac-lok, so it's going to get a fresh clutch pack as I swap out the gears. I'd love the DTT, but the trac-lok has served me well so far and a rebuild will cost far less. I've been throwing a lot of money at this thing lately and I gotta keep my Sugar Momma happy. Plus I'm probably adding brakes, possibly even calipers and hoses to the list soon.
 

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The only helical lsd I'm aware of available for the Chrysler 8.25 is DTT and it's spendy. My current rear axle has the trac-lok, so it's going to get a fresh clutch pack as I swap out the gears. I'd love the DTT, but the trac-lok has served me well so far and a rebuild will cost far less. I've been throwing a lot of money at this thing lately and I gotta keep my Sugar Momma happy. Plus I'm probably adding brakes, possibly even calipers and hoses to the list soon.

My list is getting large as well, thanks for the info!
 

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Fun reading along , takes me back to 2004 /2005 and the start of the 04 build,
then the 03 build a few years later
 

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Fun reading along , takes me back to 2004 /2005 and the start of the 04 build,
then the 03 build a few years later
Thanks, hopefully won't be too long before I can continue the project. Really excited to rebuild the rear diff!
 

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